The City of Glens Falls has completed the tentative Real Property Tax Assessment roll for 2023. Any property owner who does not agree with their property assessment can still dispute the assessed value of your property up until May 23.
The Assessor will be available with the tentative assessment roll by appointment only on Tuesday, May 16, between the hours of 4pm and 8pm. You can call the Assessor’s Office at (518) 761-3807 to schedule an appointment. The Board of Assessment Review will then meet on Tuesday, May 23, between the hours of 4pm and 8pm in the Mayor’s Conference Room on the 2nd Floor in City Hall to make their final determinations.
“Grievances are for those property owners who do not believe the full-market value of their property is correct,” says Assessor Susan McEnaney for the City of Glens Falls. “If a property owner believes they couldn’t sell their property at the full-market value of the property, they can file a formal grievance in my office by Tuesday, May 23.”
“Please keep in mind,” continues McEnaney, “that the property owner carries the burden of proof to prove the full-market assessment is not correct. Anyone can do this by comparing recent sales from 2019 to 2022, not taxes nor assessments.”
“What does a property owner look to compare?” asks McEnaney. “Properties in the same neighborhood, same style of construction and / or architecture, number of bedrooms and / or bedrooms, the condition of the property, lot size, and square footage to name a few things. And, don’t forget, pictures are always good way to visually make your case.”
“Please remember, the KLW Appraisal Group, who did the City-wide revaluation, did not enter into any home or business during the revaluation in 2022,” continues McEnaney. “You can always get a New York State appraisal performed or you can ask a reliable real estate agent for help. But, if you decide to do the process yourself, you can get ‘comparables’ to your property by going to Imagemate on the City of Glens Falls Assessor’s web page: cityofglensfalls.com/122/Assessment. A copy of the tentative roll is on the City’s website: https://warrencountyny.gov/sites/default/files/rp/rolls/2023/23GlensFallsTentRoll.pdf